The month begins with the second general student recital of the 2008-09 school year at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Ness Family Auditorium in Hollenbeck Hall. The recital will feature five students, both music majors and minors. Parker Wright, class of 2012 from Wilmington, Del., will play a piece by Lawson Lunde on the tenor sax. Emily Buzzard, class of 2011 from Westlake, Ohio, will play "Viktors Song" on the clarinet. Brien Sewell, class of 2009 from Greenville, Ohio, will sing a song by Charles Ives, and Taylor Lathrop, class of 2010 from Cincinnati, Ohio, will sing a song by Andrea Faine. Brittany Steinbrecher, class of 2009 from Delaware, Ohio, will play "Elephant" on the bass.
On Saturday, Nov. 15, Professor of Music Daniel Kazez will perform his annual faculty artist recital as he plays the cello at 3 p.m. in Krieg Hall. He will perform with Richard York, adjunct instructor of clarinet, bassist Brittany Steinbrecher and cellist Olivia Guetle, class of 2012 from Mansfield, Ohio.
Next on the calendar is a joint concert by the Wittenberg Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Assistant Professor of Music Brandon Jones, and the Wittenberg Singers, conducted by Associate Professor of Music Joyce Wendel, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 in Weaver Chapel.
The newly re-formed Wittenberg Jazz Ensemble, also directed by Jones, will present a concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, in Ness Family Auditorium in Hollenbeck Hall. The concert will include such recognizable swing charts as "Straight No Chaser" by Thelonious Monk, "Love is Here to Stay" and "Someone to Watch Over Me" by George and Ira Gershwin, "Stormy Weather" by Harold Allen and "Bye Bye Blackbird" by Ray Henderson.
In addition, the ensemble will perform such Latin charts as "La Suerte de Los Tontos" by Johnny Richards, recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra, "A Night in Tunisia" by Dizzy Gillespie and "Gentle Rain" by Luiz Bonfa and Matt Dubey. The concert also includes "A Minor Shade of Blue" and "Swing Shift" by contemporary jazz composer Rob Vuono, Jr.
Wittenberg students are encouraged to attend Springfield area music events in November, including a performance of Western Portraits by the Springfield Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, in Kuss Auditorium of the Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center. In addition, the Springfield Arts Council is hosting "An Evening with Linda Eder" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, also in Kuss Auditorium of the Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center.
Rounding things out, Steven Wolgast, class of 2008 from Springfield, Ohio, will present his senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in Krieg Hall, and the Wittenberg Flute Choir, directed by Adjunct Instructor of Music Lori Adkins, will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24 in Krieg Hall.
Written By: Samantha Kimm '11
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